The BCA Flying Medical Service which commenced in 1938 was invaluable to the people of the west coast. In an abridged version of an article that appeared in the April 1939 edition of The Real Australian, Pilot Alan Chadwick recalls one urgent trip.
I’m pleased to announce to you today that The Revd Josh Skeat has accepted the role of BCA Tasmanian Regional Officer. He will commence in early November.
Monica and I warmly remember Doug Orr as the man who first inspired us to try camping on four wheels.
I’d like to introduce you to George & Sarah Hemmings, who together with their children Micah, Joshua, Jacob and Isaac, are our newest Victorian Field Staff.
Today I would like to announce our new Nomads Coordinators, Greg & Jocelyn Lay.
In response to the devastating bushfires of summer 2020 on the NSW South Coast, the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn have put in place a plan to provide ongoing pastoral support for parishes and communities affected by the fires. This has involved partnering with BCA, Anglicare and other organisations, to provide three pastoral workers spread across the South Coast and Monaro regions.
Philip & Jessica van’t Spyker together with their children Jasper, Tabitha, Otto and Corin have joined the BCA family! They are serving Jesus in Yeppoon where Philip is the Families Minister in the Anglican Parish of Keppel. Philip & Jessica tell us a bit about themselves, their faith and what you can be praying for them:
Since colonisation and the gospel message coming to these shores, ministry to Aboriginals has primarily been done by non-Indigenous people.With the support of the Executive, and past and present National Directors, Mark Short and Greg Harris, BCA is seeking to improve the way ministry is done by First Nations people in this country.
Onslow is a small town with a big history. It is a coastal town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia which originally enabled the export of wool. Today, salt, tourism and in particular the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project (a large scale liquefied natural gas hub) are now the economic engine room for the town.
Since COVID-19, churches across the world are reaching out to their communities in new and innovative ways. Our Field Staff have had unprecedented opportunities to reach out via television (Norfolk Island), radio (Lightning Ridge, Croajingolong and King Island) and online platforms. Here Kurt Langmead, Luke Collings and Jude Benton take you on their journey during lockdown.
Can you touch your toes? Yes, no or used to be able to? I have always been quite sporty but never as flexible as I should be. My tight hamstrings haven’t always allowed me to touch my toes without bending my knees.
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
Today I write to you with some sad news for BCA but great news for the Diocese of Tasmania and the Parish of Howrah/Sandford.
Bush Church Aid is pleased to announce that it is supporting the ministry of Jeremy & Claire Morgan in a new Mallee ministry initiative within the Diocese of Bendigo.
After a break of 11 years, BCA is once again supporting ministry in the Parish of Croajingolong. In this article from the March 1929 edition of The Real Australian we hear about the building of its first church, a building that still stands today.
Who would have thought what God had in mind for us when we both resigned from leadership positions in South Australian Riverland schools in 2007?
How should we describe 14 years of ministry in Port Hedland? There are many and varied experiences we have had in the time God has granted us in this unique town. For the sake of this article we will only be able to provide you with some snapshots of our time here.
After nearly three years of evangelism at Narromine in Central West NSW we have moved to Mudgee to continue reaching out to people with the gospel.
As I read through the account of the early church in the book of Acts, I tend to forget what age the apostles might have been when they transformed the world.
Isolation is relative to the environment and lifestyle you grow up in...